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Learn More About the 2020 Census

Every 10 years, the United States takes a count of every person living here. The Census is so much more than just a count. Census information is used to determine La Grande and Union County's fair share of $650 billion in federal funds for public education, public housing, infrastructure, and more each year—as well as the number of seats Oregon has in Congress.

Because so much is at stake, it’s critical that Oregonians stand up and be counted in the 2020 Census. Learn more about the Census. 

Note: Census takers will never ask you your citizenship status, your social security number, or for money, donations, banking, or credit card information.

Complete your 2020 Census form online or by calling 844.330.2020

Video Guide to Completing the 2020 Census

Census Resources Help & FAQs
Get help with all of your basic census questions with these official resources Language Support
Find guides in 59 non-english languages to help answer your Census questions

We Count! Resources for Kids
Talk to your family about what the Census is and why it’s important that kids count

Everyone Counts @ the Library

As trusted community centers—with expert staff and reliable services Cook Memorial Library, Elgin Public Library, North Powder Public Library, and the Union Carnegie Public Library are the key partners in ensuring every La Grande and Union County resident gets counted during the critical 2020 Census.

Census Community Day (Postponed)
Most libraries in Union County are closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. When the libraries reopen, we will reassess the right time to have a Census celebration at our locations.

Programs include onsite support for completing Census forms, a special "We Count" storytime, other programming ideas are still in development.

The Libraries of Union County Census efforts are made possible thanks to the support of an American Library Association Library Census Equity Fund mini-grant.